It’s about that time again! I can’t believe we’re already less than a month away from Easter, which means Easter projects are starting back up! I found these incredibly adorable sugar bunny feet at our Michaels store and have been trying to figure out the best use for them. I had made a version of a bunny donut yearsss ago before I even had the Aww Sam blog, so I thought we could redo these and make them even better! And for those of you that bought a heart-shaped donut pan for Valentine’s Day, bring it back out of storage, because we’re using it today for this project!
For the donuts:
Heart donut pan (here)
2 cups flour
3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
For the icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sugar bunny feet (here or we got ours at Michaels)
Regular sized marshmallows
1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease your heart-shaped donut pan and set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
2. In a separate bowl, mix vanilla, eggs, milk, and butter. Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
3. Put the batter into a piping bag and pipe 1/2 of the way full into your heart-shaped donut pan. Bake for 7-8 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack until completely cooled.
4. In a small bowl, combine your powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract and mix until smooth. Once the donuts are cooled, dip each donut in the icing and place on a drying rack to dry for a few minutes.
5. While the icing is still wet, sprinkle coconut flakes over the icing, making the donut look like it has bunny fur. Take two of the sugar bunny feet and place them in the round areas of the heart-shape.
6. With a sharp knife or scissors, cut your marshmallows in half and place one half in the middle of the donut for the bunny tail. You’ve got yourself a cute, little bunny butt donut! Ha!
How cute are those bunny bottoms?! Ha! You could make these in so many different colors too by using food coloring to color the coconut flakes. Just imagine how adorable pink bunnies would be! We’ll be back next week with another Easter baking project, so all of you Peeps lovers, stay tuned!
You are SO incredibly creative to think of using a heart shaped donut pan for bunnies! Bunny butts are so iconic, and these came out so good.
This has definitely got me thinking about all the pans and moulds I have, and whether or not they could be used for something else entirely! The possibilities are endless.